If We Really Want To

By Brenda Wood | Author and Speaker

Devotions | Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Hoover Dam workmen needed to protect their heads so they drenched two baseball caps in tar, let them harden and thus created hard hats.

I wanted to decorate my home with Norman Rockwell wallpaper, but when I couldn’t find any, I pasted book prints on my walls. Voila.

We tell people our weight loss plan is not working but when a school reunion invitation surfaces, all of a sudden we have the strength to choose lettuce over ice cream.

Necessity is the mother of invention. When we really want to do something, we figure out a way to do it.

Faith is a Christian necessity but there is a little something about faith that we sometimes forget. Faith needs works to give it strength.

James 2:14-17-Dear friends, do you think you'll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, "Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!" and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn't it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?

Prayer: Father God, give us courage to follow God talk with God actions. In Christ. Amen.

about the author:
Brenda Wood

“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.” Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.

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